With decades of imperialist meddling around the world and a culture defined by hyper-militarism, it’s no surprise the United States yet again topped the list of global weapons sales last year, signing deals worth about US$40 billion, according to a new congressional study.
The largest buyers of arms in 2015, the report found, were largely U.S. allies in the Gulf region, with Qatar buying more than US$17 billion in weapons last year, followed by Egypt, which bought almost US$12 billion in arms, and Saudi Arabia, with over US$8 billion in weapons purchases.
Nothing like war and conflict to prop up the economy.
Here’s the moral dilemma – Is it OK to feed ourselves through the sales of weapons, assuming that some of these weapons could be used in random acts of terror or war against ourselves?
The Congressional report is here.